Canaan Ngandu - African (Shona)

Saluting Bird, 2004
Sculpture, Opal serpentine
38 x 15.50 x 5.75 in
SKU: 11469g
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'Saluting Bird' is an original opal serpentine sculpture signed by the Zimbabwean artist Canaan Musiyiwa Ngandu. The sculpture presents an abstract figure in Ngandu's quintessential style: The figure of the bird head is constructed out of a series of floating, curvilinear forms, like reeds of grass reaching toward the sky. The beak and crest of the bird is a single curving s-shaped form, as its neck reaches toward the center like a question mark. The result is an elegant and enigmatic abstract that reaches toward a higher truth in nature.

opal serpentine, mounted to concrete base
38 x 15.75 x 5.75 inches, sculpture
3.75 x 15.5 x 7.5 inches, base
41.75 x 17 x 7.5 inches, overall
signed "Canaan Ngandu" along bottom edge
acquired directly from the artist
overall excellent condition with no signs of wear or damage